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Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences

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Overview

Introduction

The Foundation Diploma in Life Sciences programme aims to instil a firm foundation in the basic knowledge of Life Sciences, while developing the students’ ability to think clearly and to express their ideas, whether verbally or in writing, with clarity and logic.  The modules offered in this programme differ qualitatively from traditional biology, chemistry and mathematics, both in terms of teaching approach and the quality of time spent in the laboratory.

Progression Pathway

Upon successful completion of this programme, graduates can gain direct entry into La Trobe University's Degree programmes.

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within 6 months for the full-time pathway and 9 months for the part-time pathway.


Programme Structure

This programme consists of 4 modules, amounting to a total of 493 contact hours for both the full-time pathway and the part-time pathway.

Assessment and Examination

Each module will carry a mix of coursework (assignments/quizzes/test/reports/lab work/mini project) and examination. Note that the examination hours are not included in total contact hours.


Programme Outline

  • Mathematics for Life Sciences
  • Modern Biology
  • Chemistry of Life
  • Scientific Communications

Note: Modules may not necessary be conducted in the listed sequence.


Intakes

Full-time: March, September

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Part-Time: 387 hours

Maximum Candidature Period

Full-Time: 6 months

Part-Time: 9 months

Delivery Mode

Each module will carry a mix of coursework (assignments/quizzes/test/reports/lab work/mini project) and examination which will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • 5 GCE O-Level passes or equivalent and with at least a Grade 4 in Maths; or
  • Higher NITEC in relevant field (Biological Science/Chemical Science)

English Language Requirement

  • GCE O-level English (Grade 1 to 6) or its equivalent

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


International Student Admission

Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • 5 GCE O-Level passes or equivalent and with at least a Grade 4 in Maths; or
  • Higher NITEC in relevant field (Biological Science/Chemical Science)

English Language Requirement

  • GCE O-level English (Grade 1 to 6) or its equivalent

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

For more information on international students' entry requirements, please click here.

Fees

Local Student

Full-time and Part-time Pathway: S$8,560.00*

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

Please click here to view financial aid and available grants.


International Student

Programme Fee (International Admissions):
Full-time Fee: $10,272.00*

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Local Applications

How to Apply

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International Applications

How to Apply

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